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Not A Happy Thanksgiving: 70 Shot in Gun-Controlled Chicago Over Holiday Weekend

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 18:17
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Not A Happy Thanksgiving: 70 Shot in Gun-Controlled Chicago Over Holiday Weekend
by AWR Hawkins 29 Nov 2016
Violence raged in gun-controlled Chicago over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with 62 people shot and wounded, another eight people shot and killed.
This is an exponential jump over the level of violence seen during the Thanksgiving holidays of the previous two years. In 2014 there were five deaths, with 14 others shot and wounded and in 2015 there were eight deaths with 20 others wounded.
But in 2016 there were eight killed with 62 others shot and wounded.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend violence brings Chicago to nearly 4,000 shooting victims for the year. That figure includes fatal and non-fatal shootings.
The number of fatal shootings alone is 710; a figure which is even more startling when you consider that there were 492 homicides for the whole of 2015. There have 710 homicides through the first 11 months of 2016.
Chicago has long been a gun control experiment gone awry. The city enacted a ban on handgun ownership in 1982 and the Tribunereported that the next 10 years witnessed “murders [jump] by 41 percent, compared with an 18 percent rise in the entire United States.” And this jump made sense. After all, when bans are enacted only the criminals remain armed.
The ban was overturned in 2010 via the Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v Chicago, but city leaders have worked diligently to preserve the vestiges of the ban at every turn in road. And municipal and county limits on the number of gun stores allowed in Chicago, together with rules on the locations of those stores and a ridiculous amount of regulation on acquiring and carrying guns for self-defense, have coalesced to guarantee that criminals maintain an advantage similar to what they enjoyed when the ban was in place.
The latest proposed requirement for Chicago is to mandate serial numbers be placed on all bullets and bullet casings. This is being pushed by state representative Sonya Harper (D-6th) as way to combat crime. In the real world such a requirement will not do anything to stop crime, but it will drive up the cost of ammunition, thereby making it even more difficult for law-abiding citizens to acquire the tools they need to defend themselves and their families.
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George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, a friend of Michael Douglas, and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), and the Brookings Institution (think tank).
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Mary Lane Mikvais Abner J. Mikva’s daughter, a judge for the 8th Subcircuit Court (Chicago), and was William J. Brennan Jr’sclerk.
William J. Brennan Jr.’s clerks were Mary Lane Mikva, Virginia A. Seitz, Julius Genachowski & Michael Chertoff, and was a justice for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Virginia A. Seitzwas William J. Brennan Jr.’s clerk, an assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, and is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP.
Eric H. Holder Jr.was the attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, for the Barack Obama administration, and a board member for the American Constitution Society.
Faith Elizabeth Gay is a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society, and was an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP.
Dora Hughes is a senior policy adviser for Sidley Austin LLP, and was Kathleen Sebelius’scounselor at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Kathleen Sebelius’s counselor at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Barack Obama administration was Dora Hughes, and she is married to Gary Sebelius.
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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Michelle Obamawas a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP, and Julius Genachowski’s law school friend.
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and was a friend of Abner J. Mikva.
David D. Hiller was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, a publisher & president & CEO for the Chicago Tribune, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
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James S. Crown is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the vice chairman for the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Lester Crownis a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and was a lifetime trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Meryl Justin Chertoff is a director, Justice and Society Program for the Aspen Institute (think tank), and married to Michael Chertoff.
Julius Genachowskiis a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute (think tank), was Barack Obama’s law school friend, and was William J. Brennan Jr. & Abner J. Mikva’s clerk.
Walter Isaacsonis the president & CEO for the Aspen Institute (think tank), and a director at the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
Bloomberg Family Foundation was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Michael R. Bloomberg is the founder of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, the founder of the Independence USA PAC, a co-chair for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the founder of Everytown for Gun Safety, and was a contributor for the Americans for Responsible Solutions.
Independence USA PAC is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Everytown for Gun Safety is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Americans for Responsible Solutions is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Covington & Burling LLP was the lobby firm for the Americans for Responsible Solutions, and is the lobby firm for the National Football League.
Paul Tagliabuewas a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, and a commissioner for the National Football League.
B. Todd Jones is the chief disciplinary officer for the National Football League, and was a director at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Michael Chertoffwas an assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, William J. Brennan Jr’s clerk, is a senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and married to Meryl Justin Chertoff.
Eric H. Holder Jr.is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, a member of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, was the attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, for the Barack Obama administration, and a board member for the American Constitution Society.
Margaret A. Hamburg is a member of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, and was a VP for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Warren E. Buffettis an adviser for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and an advisory board member for Everytown for Gun Safety.
Everytown for Gun Safety is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Michael Douglasis a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and a friend of George Soros.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Jessica Tuchman Mathews is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), was the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
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Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.     
Valerie B. Jarrettis a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the senior adviser for the Barack Obama administration, and was a director at the Joyce Foundation.
Joyce Foundationwas a funder for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.

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